Welcome to the Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and the University of Saskatchewan offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate student programs, coupled with research opportunities spanning all the major sub-disciplines of chemistry as well as a number of emerging interdisciplinary areas. We invite you to browse our website and welcome inquires for further information.
Graduate Student Positions Available
The Department of Chemistry welcomes the incoming Executive Director of the Canadian Light Source, Dr. Robert Lamb, to the Department. Effective August 1, 2014, Dr. Lamb will begin his new position with the CLS and also hold a full professorship in the Department of Chemistry, and he is actively recruiting M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Research projects at M.Sc./Ph.D. level are focused on gaining a better understanding of the nature of ultra non-stick (super-phobic) surfaces and span a mixture of synthetic and Physical Chemistry. These would suit students interested in Applied Science and/or Technology. Projects will employ a range of surface sensitive analytical tools including those at the Canadian lightsource. All projects will be in collaboration with the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Australia and will most likely involve some time spent there. Click here to read more about Dr. Lamb's reseach projects.
Please contact our Graduate Secretary for further information.
Chemistry 112/114/115 registration problems?
Please keep trying - more seats will come available! (learning communities and most reserved spots will be released on July 11). We are not keeping an official waiting list for Chem 112, 114 or 115; however, if all the labs/lectures become full after July 11, the laboratory manager will keep a tally of students that would still like to register and further space may be opened up if the demand is sufficient. To have your name added to the list, please email your NSID and the applicable course number (Chem 112, 114 or 115) to the first year chemistry laboratory manager, Dr. Alexandra Bartole-Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org). If another lab is opened, then all students on the list will be emailed to let them know of the additional lab.
Procedure for registration overrides:
- Registration is limited by registration in the associated laboratories. As laboratory scheduling is constrained by safety concerns, registration overrides will only be given to students who are applying for lab exemptions, or if there are available lab spots but limited lecture spots.
- Please note that instructors *will not* sign registration override forms for Chem 112, 114 or 115. Instructors do not have information on lab registration and scheduling.
Historically, space always opens up in the first week of classes as other students drop classes or move to term 2. Please keep trying - PAWs is the only way for students to register themselves in courses. Laboratories start in mid-September, so there is plenty of time for you to register!
Term 2 registration problems?
If classes are already full in Term 2, namely Chem 112, Chem 114, Chem 115 and Chem 250, please keep trying to register up until the beginning of Term 2. A number of students withdraw before the beginning of classes.
Overrides for Term 2 will not be processed until at least December.
Prerequisites for Chemistry 112
The prerequisites for Chem 112 are Chemistry 30 and (Mathematics B30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30). Prerequisites and corequisites have been established by the college after thorough examination of courses and programs. Therefore, a prerequisite will normally be waived only if an equivalent alternative learning experience can be identified. Please see the following sites for information about taking Chemistry 30 by night classes or cyber school:
If you have an identifiable equivalent learning experience that you would like to have considered by the course coordinator, please fill out a Prerequisite and Corequisite Waiver/Substitution Form form, and drop it off at the Chemistry Office (Thorvaldson Building, Room 165).
"It was always about the science"
posted June 26, 2014
Graham George, a researcher at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron and professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, is the...
Ph.D. Student in Chemistry Awarded an Inorganic Division Graduate Student Poster Award
posted June 19, 2014
Mohamed Ruwaid Rafiuddin was awarded an Inorganic Division Graduate Student poster award for his poster entitled "An X-ray spectroscopic study of the electronic structure of monazite- and...